Psalm 88: Spiritual Depression

November 24, 2019


How are you? Really?

Most people’s response to the first question is usually ‘fine, thanks’. If we’re honest most people are just
being polite, saying hello. We’ve all seen the look on someone’s face as the person they ask starts to pour out their heart to them and they don’t know what to do.

God wants to know how we are – do we know how to be honest with ourselves and Him? Are we scared we might say the wrong thing and be accused of having a lack of faith? In today’s passage we are forced to con-sider some of these things, but there is also a wonderful pastoral example in how the people in ancient Israel cared for those who were lamenting or depressed.

Bible References

  • Psalm 88:1 - 18